Convicted Felon Wid Bastian Steals From Authors Then Calls His Victims Cowards

Some bozos never learn.   On July 20, 2020, con artist and convicted felon Wid Bastian crawled out from under his rock to appear on a podcast – I won’t name it here because it got a whopping 45 views since airing – in which the recently bankrupt thief attempted to say he was aContinue reading “Convicted Felon Wid Bastian Steals From Authors Then Calls His Victims Cowards”

How To Write A Short Story – a video tutorial

What do you include when you write a short story? What does it mean to show and not tell? How much setting is appropriate, or description? These and other writing tips are here in this 53 minute video that is a must see for anyone who wants to write or write better, presented by USAContinue reading “How To Write A Short Story – a video tutorial”

Body actions as Don Corleone gives a speech at the meeting of the five families.

Body actions as Don Corleone gives a speech at the meeting of the five families. The scene is under 5 minutes. He says 341 words. But look at how much body movement there is in what is basically a short speech.   First, the words: “How did things ever get so far? I don’t know.Continue reading “Body actions as Don Corleone gives a speech at the meeting of the five families.”

Words, words, words…

A Busy… Year? Month(s)? Or not really?   I was looking at my writing this morning – the number of titles I’ve completed in 2020 to be released. I’ve written 32,000 words of Primary Target, the 2nd book in the popular Double Blind mystery series. (I really enjoy the characters in that series. I shouldContinue reading “Words, words, words…”

How’s The New Book Coming?

Hmm. It’s getting there. I’ve written 12 chapters and 26,444 words since I started this project on June 23, but most of that was in the last 10 days. And the biggest challenge isn’t the writing. It’s not been with ideas. It’s not finding time to write.   It’s been figuring out how to startContinue reading “How’s The New Book Coming?”